Comment: Strange, just reading a book by Michael Crichton

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Strange, just reading a book by Michael Crichton

"Airframe" about the investigation into an air accident. In this book they suggest that airplanes built in US when sold to other countries are no longer under the FAA. Manuals and parts listing are, of course, received by all. It is suggested that parts are not always bought from original manufacturer, which have undergone hours of rigorous stress tests, because they can be bought cheaper else where. In other words, sub-standard.

academia, can you enlighten us?